February 2015

Speak Up, Speak Out – Personal Power and Respect at Work Seminar

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
8:30 AM-12:00 PM: Speak Up, Speak Out - Personal Power and Respect At Work
Location: Vancouver, BC CANADA
Presenter: Erica Pinsky– Erica Pinsky Inc.
Credit: 3.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $219.00 + GST = $229.95 until Feb 3, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Non-Member Price: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Student Member Price: $149.50 + GST = $156.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 03, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
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Speak Up, Speak Out - Personal Power and Respect at Work Seminar. Eleanor Roosevelt once said "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." We all want to be treated with respect at work. Often, those we work with don't treat us as respectfully as we might like. The question is - what are we doing about it?

Power is a critically important dynamic in every relationship we have both at work and in life, and yet, most of us spend very little if any time thinking about how this dynamic influences us, our behaviour, our relationships and our outcomes. 

Our failure to develop a healthy relationship with our own power, to appreciate how power manifests in our relationships, how it shapes conflict and influences how and when we choose to speak up, can create a huge liability for us at work.

Disrespectful behaviours like bullying and harassment are power based behaviours: our ability to engage in those behaviours, how we respond to those behaviours is directly related to the dynamic of power – in particular our power of choice.

To build relationship and avoid misunderstandings it is essential to communicate in an empowered, respectful way: one that allows us to take responsibility for our issues and to talk about our concerns without accusing, judging, blaming, interpreting and labeling.
In this highly interactive session you will learn:
  • How  power influences behaviour.
  • To identify and respond to workplace disrespect. (or disrespectful behaviours like harassment and bullying) 
  • The sources of your personal power.
  • To shift from assumption to curiosity, from reactive to proactive.
  • To speak up effectively and respectfully.
  • To build healthy workplace relationships and become your own  advocate. 
The Instructor
Erica Pinsky – Erica Pinsky Inc
Erica Pinsky, M.Sc. CHRP is in the Respect Business. As a speaker, trainer, author and consultant she ignites conversations that build respect at work.  She is the corporate Ombudsperson for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and a faculty member at the Center for Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of B.C.

Her highly acclaimed book "Road to Respect: Path to Profit" is filled with engaging stories, powerful insights and concrete strategies for achieving sustainable success in today's highly challenging and diverse business environment. A professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Erica was a Top Ten finalist in North America's Next Greatest Speaker contest 2012. 

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